Vein ligation is a minor outpatient surgery to remove a damaged vein and prevent complications of vein damage. It is often recommended for patients who want to get rid of varicose veins for cosmetic reasons or are experiencing pain and other side effects of varicose veins.
Benefits of Vein Ligation
– Get rid of varicose veins
– Prevent venous skin ulcers from returning
During The Procedure
During the operation, one or more incisions are made over the damaged vein, and the vein is closed. The diseased part of the vein may be removed. If the ligation cuts off a faulty valve, but other valves are healthy, the vein may be left in place to continue circulating blood through other veins.
After The Procedure
This surgery is extremely effective for removing varicose veins and preventing their recurrence. Following your procedure, you will want to take it easy and stay off your feet for the first few days. Recovery time can vary depending on how may veins were treated and the locations. On average, most patients recover within two to four weeks.